Board and Batten
Available in wood and fiber cement, board and batten siding is, like horizontal lap siding, a good choice for traditionally designed homes. Unlike the horizontal lines of lap siding, board and batten puts visual emphases on the vertical, creating taller-appearing houses.
Cost: Initially used on barns and other farm buildings as a low-cost and material-efficient approach to siding, board and batten has come to be evocative of those rural structures. But it's no longer the least expensive option, costing about the same as lap siding in either wood or fiber cement.